Sunday, November 2, 2008

J'ai la grippe :(

I love perfectionists.

I know they are an obsessive bunch who can get under your skin, but really.. They are the people you want to get your stuff done.

When I was a doe-eyed intern, my attending was a control-maniac perfectionist who's first words to me were: if you're going to do something; do it perfectly or don't do it at all.

I hated her, ofcourse. But with time I grew fond of her dedication and no-nonsense attitude. She became my mentor.

Anyways.. Today I was getting a back massage when I realised that perfectionism is a trait I want in all my service providers. For example, the therapist today was really good, so was the ambiance, the pressure, music et al.. But she wasn't dedicated to making sure I leave without a single knot.

Maybe I have such high expectations cuz my regular maseus (sp?) made it her duty to combat all those tense knots and then some..

Wouldn't you want the services you seek to meet and exceed expectations?

Maybe that's just me.

- to perfectly supple shoulders xx

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3anooda said...

given up on high standards in these days

Pinkish ♥ said...

I love perfectionists too!
My big sis is a huge perfectionist and I picked that up from her.

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

masseuse ;)

i always make sure i do things perfectly or not at all. i am a perfectionist...

bs the problem with being a perfectionist is that you tend to be the only person in the room who does it, if you know what i mean...

and in the end, everyone relies on you to get things done while they wander off doing nothing...


Mi said...

Perfection is an illusion.

qu'el a dit salamat en francaise?

gr? sp? ;p

Fastidious Babe said...

3anooda: i still have hope :)

pinkish: love em too xD

dandooon: masseuse it is XD i guess we set the bar too high!

mi: on dit: bon rétablissement.. je pense XD

3anooda said...

LOOOOL tawni istaw3abt shay - itgool inich perfectionist oo u didnt check the spelling of masseuse?? tsk tsk tsk

Fastidious Babe said...

mnu ygool inny perfectionist? i just aspire to be one ;)